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Best Strings for Tele....

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jigman586, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. Gringo13

    Gringo13 Tele-Holic

    Nov 6, 2009
    East Tennessee
    I mostly use pure nickel 11's for two of my Teles that are in standard tuning. On my '72 Custom RI I use nickel-plated steel because it's a darker guitar and it's tuned in 5-string Open G. Typically I use Fender, Ernie Ball, or Rotosound strings, but in the hot months I scrap all of it and use Cleartone 11's because my sweat eats normal strings. The Cleartones are pretty good in their own right.

  2. ciccios

    ciccios TDPRI Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Rimini (italy)

  3. Libraio

    Libraio TDPRI Member

    Schaapie, I thought you only played 8'ts?? Have you turned now that you finaly got a tele :p

  4. KMoss

    KMoss TDPRI Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    Fender 150's...10's and Ernie Ball Slinky's...10's. Wanna try flat wounds. It's just a personal preference.

  5. jmiles

    jmiles Friend of Leo's

    Nov 29, 2003
    Guys! At least once,,, try the Thomastik-Infeld Strings. You won't go back back to cheapo American made strings. They are so superior, Much better tone, and at least three to four times the life. American strings cannot compare.

  6. Slipslick

    Slipslick TDPRI Member

    Sep 16, 2011
    Charleston WV
    DR Pure Blues for me. 9s on my Tele & 10s on my Strat.
    Sound sweet, last long time.

  7. goodandevil

    goodandevil Tele-Meister

    Jan 7, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM USA

  8. shashimyshake

    shashimyshake TDPRI Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    Longview, Washington
    Elixir .11s do it for me.

  9. jigman586

    jigman586 TDPRI Member

    Oct 29, 2010
    think i may give the DR Tite Fits or Pure Blues with the lite gauge.

  10. BopT

    BopT Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 6, 2011
    Do yourself a favor and try a set. I cannot believe how much more alive Thomastik strings are than everything else I have tried.
    Look at it this way how much did you spend on your rig? What's another twenty bucks.

  11. scottymokan

    scottymokan TDPRI Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Kansas City, KS
    Used GHS 10's for years, but these days I put Ernie Ball 9's on everything.

  12. Hiker

    Hiker Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2008
    Ernie Ball Rock N Roll 9's.

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  13. Cymro14

    Cymro14 Tele-Afflicted

    Are they the low tension ones?

  14. sryug

    sryug TDPRI Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Anyone tried the Ernie Ball Cobalt strings yet? I've seen a few positive reviews and have been thinking about grabbing some.

  15. Schaapie

    Schaapie TDPRI Member

    Sep 30, 2011
    The Haque - Holland
    Tried them twice. it's cool, but think i'm keeping the 9's.

  16. jebbo

    jebbo Tele-Holic

    Jun 27, 2010
    myakka city florida
    Ernie Ball Super Slinkies for me. I actualy use them on all of my electrics.

  17. pondcaster

    pondcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    Still trying a few different ones?

    Usually like D'Addarios & Elixirs but have kinda settled in for EB Skinny top/heavy bottoms... (coated & not). Always 10s.

    Got a set of XLs on my RW now, not overly impressed with them so far. Only on for last two days so...?

  18. Cymro14

    Cymro14 Tele-Afflicted

    There are no best strings for a Tele any more than there are best strings for a strat or Les Paul. Play what's comfortable. Me, I'm back to 9.5s after a long afair with 10s...D'Addarios usually or any other brand that makes 9.5s.

  19. Hop2it

    Hop2it Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    Jan 28, 2012
    Hingham, MA
    ghs boomers- I keep asking for lefty strings but nobody seems to have them

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